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How to Make Dried Bread Crumbs

Homemade bread crumbs are easy to make and a great way to use up leftover bread. Bread crumbs add crunch as a topping for casseroles, help bind ingredients for meatballs, and are an essential breading for extra crispy chicken fingers.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Pantry Ingredients
Cuisine: Cooking Tips
Keyword: dried bread crumbs
Servings: 1 slice
Calories: 24kcal
Author: Grow a Good Life


  • Bread (any type or amount)


  • Preheat your oven to 250˚F (120˚C).
  • Place your bread slices in a single layer on baking sheets.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes, flip the slices over, and bake until crisp, about 5-10 minutes longer. Bread is finished when it is crunchy and snaps when you break the slices into pieces.
  • Remove the baking sheets from the oven and let the bread cool. Break up the slices with your hands, and place in a food processor. Pulse the food processor to grind the bread into crumbs with an even texture.
  • Store the breadcrumb in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the pantry, or freeze for up to six months.
  • Add your homemade bread crumbs to your favorite recipes the same way you would use the store bought bread crumbs.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.6g | Protein: 0.7g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.4g | Calcium: 140mg